sordid » sorted

Classification: English – /t/-flapping

Spotted in the wild:

  • I’ve a rather sorted past, and by nature, I’m quite the fighter and I like a good challenge and fight. So, keeping that in mind, I’ve gotten myself into plenty actual fights. (link)
  • Abe learned about her sorted past as a high priced call-girl who worked for and with Stefano DiMera. (link)
  • OK, so you are interested in the whole sorted story of how we got dust mites to ride on our MEMS device. (link)
  • donnie darko is the dark and sorted tale of a senior in highschool with schizophrenia. (link)
  • For those unfamiliar, Cicero is a town carved out of a section of Chicago’s southwest side. It would usually be considered a ’suburb’ but with its close proximity to the city it’s almost like Chicago, and then with the system of government and long and sorted relationship with the governments of Chicago and the State of Illinois, it acts more like an autonomous town. (link)

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| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/02/09 |


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    Commentary by Arnold Zwicky , 2005/03/16 at 8:40 pm

    Another example based on intervocalic flapping, with /t/ and /d/ neutralized. This time spelled with “t” for “d” — the reverse is more common — so that a relatively rare lexical item can be replaced by a more familiar one. Maybe people think “sorted” means ‘of various sorts, varied’.

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